Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra (Image Credits: Twitter)

Last Update on: April 13th, 2022 at 01:02 pm

Aakash Chopra has picked Shivam Dube as the star entertainer in last evening’s IPL 2022 contest between the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

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Dube smoked an unbeaten 95 off only 46 balls to assist CSK with setting a monstrous score of 216-run on the board. The reigning champs then, at that point, confined Faf du Plessis’ side to a score of 193/9 to enroll their first success of this edition of the Indian Premier League.

Shivam Dube
Shivam Dube (Image Credits: Twitter)

Shivam Dube Best Performer Of The Day: Aakash Chopra On His Man Of The Match

While seeing that many players assumed a critical part in CSK’s success, Chopra picked Shivam Dube as the champion performer. He said the accompanying in a video shared on his YouTube channel:

“There were a lot of contenders – you can talk about Dube, you can talk about Robin Uthappa, you can talk about Theekshana because he also picked up four wickets. What about Jadeja – took a catch and picked up three wickets as well. He has done his bit as well. So there were plenty of those performers but I am going with Shivam Dube – Shivam Sundaram.”

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The former India cricketer added that Dube was unlucky not to score his first IPL century. He noticed:

“How well the guy batted, he was in RCB earlier, then went to Rajasthan Royals and now he has come to Chennai. The way he batted, the fashion in which he has batted in the entire season, he was so close to getting to his century.”

Shivam Dube
Shivam Dube (Image Credits: Twitter)

Dube required six runs off the last ball of CSK’s innings to arrive at the three-figure mark. He even got a succulent full toss from Josh Hazlewood however he didn’t get the legitimate timing on his endeavored hit over long-off. Even though Du Plessis put down the catch, the Mumbaikar could only get a single.

Pretty Similar To What Yuvraj Singh Was: Aakash Chopra On Dube’s Capability

Aakash Chopra added that Dube’s enormous hitting style is fairly similar to Yuvraj Singh. He elaborated:

“It was incredible, the sixes he was hitting straight down the ground, he reminds you a little bit about Yuvraj Singh. He has a high backlift, a good bat swing, the bat comes down and the ball goes up and far. Skyscraper sixes, I feel one or two balls went from Navi Mumbai to Panvel.”

Shivam Dube and MS Dhoni
Shivam Dube and MS Dhoni (Image Credits: Twitter)

Aakash Chopra finished by observing that all the RCB bowlers faced the brunt of Dube’s willow. He explained:

“He batted exceedingly well. He managed Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj – he hit everyone in a democratic fashion. Well done Shivam Dube.”

Dube stitched together a 165-run third-wicket partnership with Robin Uthappa when CSK was in a spot of trouble at a score of 36/2 in the seventh over. The last 10 overs of their innings yielded 156 runs, with all the RCB bowlers facing full throttle.

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